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System trains are a special product of ČD cargo for the transportation of conventional, complete wagon loads. They deliver a fast and premium connection with the option of complementing shipments in staging stations. They can carry goods from multiple consigners and/or for multiple consignees. Therefore, they can be used by every customer whose load is too small for a whole train.
The principle of such trains can be very well explained using the ADRIA system train, which has linked the Ostrava Region and the port of Rijeka for over one year, as an example. Large quantities of goods produced by Northern Moravian and Polish smelting works have been regularly transported along this route.
Formerly, all goods intended for transport used to be dispatched as single complete wagon loads; in addition, these were frequently routed from the Czech Republic via Čadca to Žilina. It was a time-consuming and ineffective method of transportation. The ADRIA system train has concentrated the shipments into a single unit. Costs dropped dramatically; the transport time has recently been reduced to 45 hours.
Moreover, the train can be monitored along the route in cooperation with RND s.r.o., and the customer can obtain continuous information on the progress of its shipments. The main benefits include more competitive pricing and improved services.
Offer of Trains
Currently, we periodically operate two whole system trains, with a third one coming soon:
All trains listed above can be interconnected with transit shipments from Poland and Germany under competitive conditions. The stations, in which complete wagon loads can be appended, are highlighted in bold.
- The ADRIA system train from the Czech Republic to Croatia (Bosnia and Herzegovina) runs 3 times per week. The train route is Ostrava – Břeclav – Rajka – Gyékényes – Koprivnica – Rijeka Luka.
- The CARPÁTHIA EXPRESS system train from the Czech Republic to Romania runs daily, Mondays through Sundays. The train route is Brno – Břeclav – Rajka – Lőkösháza – Curtici; optionally up to Bihárkeresztes – Episcopia Bihor.
- Operation of the ITALIA system train will probably be inaugurated in September 2006. The train will go from the Czech Republic to Italy and Slovenia on the ‚Ostrava – Břeclav – Villach‘ route, with links to other connections to Italy and Slovenia.
„Šrot Expres“ (Scrap Express)
In the ‘Nymburk hl.n.’ station, a routed whole train named „Šrot Expres“ is formed, which is further routed via the ‘Děčín st.hr.’ to the ‘Riesa’ destination station. The trains depart the ‘Nymburk hl.n.’ station as per the time-table.
These routed whole trains are formed at the ‚Cheb‘ station. The ‚Bádensko-Würtenbersko‘ trains are destined for the ‚Kehl‘ station. Each shipment is transferred to the ‚Cheb‘ station accompanied with a domestic consignment note, which contains an entry concerning a new dispatch at the ‚Cheb‘ station, and the station of the shipment's destination. Accordingly, a new dispatch is made at the ‚Cheb‘ station, and the shipment is included in the relevant train.
„Dolní Sasko“ (Lower Saxony)
These routed whole trains are formed at the ‚ Děčín hl.n.‘ station. The ‘Dolní Sasko’ trains are destined for the ‘Peine’ station. Dispatch conditions for the shipment are identical to conditions for the ‚Bádensko-Würtenbersko‘ trains.